Besides its big GLS population, Florida is not a state that recognizes same sex marriage. Nonetheless, recently three Florida judges have declared the Florida ban on same sex marriage to be unconstitutional. Moreover, last week a federal appeals court informed the Florida state attorney general, Bondi, it would not reinstate a federal stay set to expire the end of Jan. 5. That means that same sex marriage is likely to be legalized in Florida as of January 6, 2015.
How could this benefit the GLS population in Florida? If same sex marriage is legalized in Florida, same sex couple won't need to travel out of state to get married and file for immigration benefits. They will be able to do it right here.
For more information on same sex marriage and immigration please review the following article:
Answers for Same- Sex Couples who Reside in States where their Marriage is Not Recognized